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The Adoption Collaborative of Central Texas

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The Adoption Collaborative of Texas (ACT) is a coalition of Child Protective Services and nonprofit child placing agencies whose mission is to find families for children languishing in the foster care system. This is accomplished through community awareness and education about kids in foster care, recruitment of families, and systemic change with the goal of ultimately increasing the number of kids who get adopted.

The Heart Gallery of Central Texas is one of its several recruitment projects. These children are living in foster care, many for extended periods, and are waiting for a permanent family – a life of stability and love.

  • “The growth that has happened in the six weeks we've had the kids is huge. It motivates us to keep going.”


  • “We need people that are willing to go the extra mile. Just having someone that we can call and talk to when we are having a bad day or someone just to have as an emergency contact.”


  • “It's hard work but immensely rewarding. Fostering is the best thing I'm ever going to do in my life.”


  • “…fostering is about more than kids.  It's about caring for the biological family and having compassion for their circumstances.”